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Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
08.12.2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
AD/ABBA
Barcode
5020613042230
Added on
26 Jul 2016 8:11 am by brandyhill1
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 6,03

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Character: A surprisingly smoky, varied standard, which is flavored by straw, malt, orange and oak, and with a nice mouthfeel aufwaretet. Despite the relatively low 43% a thoroughly intense and round thing.
    Rating: The clear smoke that runs through this filling has completely surprised me. It's been a long time, but I do not remember that from the 10 proof. Although a little different than expected, but certainly a standard, which I had not for the last time in the glass. I have a good 86 points today.
    • Nose
      On Annieb there is surprisingly much peat smoke in the nose. Not of the kind Islay, but more like the smoke from shallow wood smoldering to very slow smoking. Almost greasy and accompanied by the smell of an old leather flap. At the same time, the association of a bone-dry, almost dusty hayloft shoots through my head. A pleasant, orange-dominated Sherrynote sets a fresh, almost juicy counterpoint. The longer I smell, the more tea crumbs of a coarse East Frisian mixture and, finally, a hint of vanilla come through. A really beautiful, varied nose that makes you want to taste it.
    • Taste
      Relatively clear, fresh and with a good intensity the drop hits the tongue. First, there is a good portion of orange, malt and bone-dry straw. The peat smoke is not long in coming and clench clenched pepper and ginger spicy-sharp in the anterior third of the tongue. In a nice way, the salivation is stimulated and peu a peu oranges and a mix of bright, unspecified fruits to advantage. In the transition to the finish, the oak takes over the command very confidently and with little effect. Tear tree juice flows through the mouth and provides a beautiful woody background.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length and a consistent continuation of the taste. Subtle peat smoke, Organgenschalen and dry straw sound together with the delicious, juicy oak pleasantly warming. Deep inside, dark chocolate still leaves its mark on the foot before it becomes increasingly dry. At the very end, a slightly grumpy, astringent aftertaste remains in the mouth and again and again the harsh, dry straw is shining through.

  2. Tano77 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Bosi scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    A really good standard, which shows that Benromach is not just talking about distilling an old school malt, but that it succeeds.
    In my opinion, Benromach is still completely underrated.
    • Nose
      The typical light smoke of Benromach flows first into the nose. This is followed by very interesting flavors of meat, bacon, nutmeg and mashed potatoes. That's pretty old school. The nose is rounded off by a hay note.
    • Taste
      The taste is dominated by grassy notes, tea, lemon and oak. The smoke is barely noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length, with flavors of English orange marmalade and a newly lit fireplace fueled with beech wood.

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    This is premium whisky at entry level price.
    • Nose
      First a sweet sherry note, then some distinct peat smoke. They marry well together over delicate oak.

      Leather and shoe polish mix with orange zest.

      This is sophisticated and complex for a 10YO.
    • Taste
      Bold rich body. The smoke is there, but not as peaty as the nose implies. Moist tobacco and dark chocolate. Rich sherry and a pinch of nutmeg. Very well ballanced. This is yummie.
    • Finish
      Medium ++ lenght, ever so slightly drying.

      Oaky sherry with the peat note making a light return. 

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